Shalom NFTY Leaders,

We are thrilled to invite you, the leaders of NFTY, to NFTY Mechina 5781!.  Together we will create and shape the future of our movement together. 

Mechina is an important event that is part of our NFTY history; and has been attended by generations of NFTY leaders. We could not be more excited to welcome you to add your voice and legacy to this year’s Mechina experience. Mechina will be a virtual event from June 4-6, 2021 and will be filled with leadership development, network time, a meaningful Shabbat, the installation of the NFTY North American Board of 2021-2022, opportunities to get to know your fellow leaders, and plenty of time to have fun!  Our annual Ruach Bonanza will be a celebration of each individual region, and will be a time to have fun and laugh together. Our schedule can be found at

This year, we’re using a “pay what you can'' model – the suggested fee is $45 to help cover our virtual platform (Gatherly), guest speakers and more. Everyone who registers by May 25 will receive a Mechina t-shirt and name tag!

Register Now!

We know how hard you have worked to get here and deeply appreciate your dedication to NFTY. We are ready to embark on a year of growth and opportunity together.

We look forward to seeing you on Gatherly & Zoom!


Lev Mosbacher | NFTY President 5781-5782
Fletcher Block | NFTY President 5780-5781


 (schedule is subject to change)

June 4 -  General Board Mixer  ------------- 7:00 pm ET

Meet your fellow General Board members and gear up for a week of leadership and fun!


June 4 -  Friday Night Kabbalat Shabbat and Shabbat Shira -------------- 8:00 pm ET

Let’s welcome in Shabbat with a teen-led service and song session!


June 4 -  Oneg Hangout -------------- 9:30 pm ET

Oneg Hangout (bring your own goodies)
This is an informal and unstructured time to meet with other Mechina participants


June 5 - Network Luncheon/Breakfast -------------- 11:30 am ET    

Bring your breakfast or lunch and hang out with your network.


June 5 - Shabbat Text Study   -------------- 12:15 pm ET    

Learn about leadership through Jewish texts and Torah.


June 5 - Asefah --------------1:00 pm  ET

NFTY's business meeting
Mechina Asefah 2021 Agenda


June 5 - Havdalah and Installations -------------- 8:00 pm ET

Join us in saying l'hitraot to a generation of leaders and ushering in a new one!


June 6 - Open Space -------------- 12:00 pm ET

Use this time to connect with others in Gatherly.
Learn from other regional leaders about a specific topic or just meet new people!


June 6 - Racial Justice Workshop -------------- 1:00 pm ET

Learn more about the URJ Racial Justice Campaign as well as Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


June 6 - Leadership Learning Sessions -------------- 2:30 pm ET

Let's come together and learn more about leadership!
Topics include:
Creating and Sustaining Partnerships
Leading in a Time of Change
How to Talk so Adults Will Listen
Social Currency
Incorporating Judaism into Programming
Learn about Budgets
The Power of Pipelines
Social Media & Branding
Racial Justice

JUNE 6 – Free Time -------------- 4:00 PM ET

Take a screen break or use this time to connect with others in Gatherly.


June 6 - Ruach Bonanza -------------- 8:00 pm ET

It’s time to celebrate our growth this week and have fun together!


June 7-11 - Network Time -------------- After 5:00 pm ET
(Timing to be decided by your network - TBD)

Learn and grow with your North American Network!